john boehner, on the other hand, seemed to be on some other world. he's talking about a blank check, he's trying to blame president obama, saying he won't take yes for an answer, he's trying to foist blame on president obama, who has bent over backwards to try to work with them. i found his remarks rather shocking. >> so does the reid plan, in your opinion, have a chance with the progressive caucus? because all along, the liberals in the congress, and you're the co-chair of the progressive caucus, have said, the big three, off the table. the reid plan gives you that nugget that you've been trying to protect all along. where does that leave you tonight? >> well, it certainly does give us a chance. we do believe it has our basic requirement, which is to protect social security, medicare, and medicaid. of course, it does lean heavily on defense cuts, which is a good thing. but we still want to parse through it to make sure we know what we're getting in for. we know there were going to be some cuts, we are realistic, we are here to work constructively, but it does meet our basic requirements.